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Tennis Club

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Hemyock Tennis Club - half price tennis? 50% off first year membership to help get you started. 


Welcome to Hemyock Tennis Club. Established in 1983, Hemyock Tennis club currently has nearly 100 members of all ages and abilities - and is always looking for new people to join!  Whether you want to play every week or once a year we look forward to meeting you.

We have three hard courts for your use, set in the beautiful Blackdown Hills.  We have access to the Longmead Pavilion, located right alongside the tennis courts.  Especially useful in the winter months, we have floodlights on 2 of the courts.

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Membership and details of our half price membership
Membership details are here

The Constitution is here

Non Members

Casual use

Cost per hour for non-members:
£8 per court per hour. £2 for a guest of a Member

£4 per hour in addition for floodlights (see below for further info).

Please pay at the Spar Shop in Station Road.  Please note that there are certain times when Club Members have priority.  These are clearly stated in the Spar Shop, and include the Social Tennis times below.

Temporary Membership

We welcome visitors staying in the Blackdowns who want to play tennis becoming Temporary Members.  This can be arranged in advance of your visit or at the time.  You get the same access to our facilities as a Full Member for the period of your membership.   That means unlimited use of the courts and the facilities, and access to the booking system.

This can be for one or two weeks, with a maximum of 4 weeks in any year. To become a Temporary Member, contact the Secretary, listed below.

We run a Men's Team that plays in a winter League and two mixed teams who are in the West Somerset Summer League.  If you are interested in playing for either of these teams you should contact Tim Julier or Rachel Bussell respectively.

Social Tennis
We organise Social Tennis at various times to suit all abilities.

Saturday m
orning from 10:30 to 12: 30  - open to all Members
Sunday morning from 10:30 to 12:30  -  Team practice
Thursday evening from 6:30 to 9:00pm -  open to all members

We run a social doubles tennis ladder, details here.

 Court Booking

There is a court booking system on this website.  Members will receive their passwords to be able to book courts when they have paid their subscriptions for the year.

Anyone can look at the booking system, but not enter bookings, by using the Username 'tennisread' and also the Password 'tennisread'. 


Senior coaching is on a Wednesday and Juniors on a Thursday during term times with DSCTennis Coaching (07951828760) or contact Julie Steed for details.

We are proud owners of floodlights on 2 courts.  They are operated by the token machine outside the pavilion.  The cost of the token is £2 which gives 30 minutes floodlighting on one court.  Please note that the floodlights will switch off automatically at 9:00 pm, regardless of how much token value has been entered.  Please also note that if the floodlights are allowed to go out, they will not restart for about 5 minutes.

Tokens for floodlight use can be purchased at the Spar shop in Station Road.


 As at April 2015, the following are committee members:

Andrew Lovering - Chairman
Suzanne Besant - Secretary (07857 747979) Perivale, Culmstock Road, Hemyock, EX15 3RJ  (hemyocktennisclub@outlook.com or suzannebesant@btinternet.com
Jerry Popham - Treasurer

Julie Steed - coaching liaison (01823 680787)
Tim Julier
Rachel Bussell
Mark Narramore

Anne Langford 


The Club is a member of the LTA.

Here is a list of News items we have raised on Hemyock.org about the Club, in reverse date order:


Open Evening Thursday 28th May 2015

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Local Weather

Staying unsettled over the next few days.

This Evening and Tonight:

Rain will move in from the west this evening, with some heavy outbreaks. The rain will become patchier overnight but we could see hill fog over higher ground. It will be a mild night though with the cloud blanket. Minimum Temperature 10 °C.


Further rain will affect the west tomorrow but for many it will stay dry. The skies will be mostly grey and cloudy though. Maximum Temperature 14 °C.

Outlook for Thursday to Saturday:

More rain is expected on Thursday and Friday, with some heavy bursts. Sunshine and showers will then arrive for Saturday, and it'll feel cooler.

Updated at: 1545 on Tue 28 Mar 2017

sourced from the Met Office